Editor’s note: Both Erin and I met Aardvark Safaris President John Spence last fall when we attended the Family Travel Association‘s Summit at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Mont. (just 30 minutes from Yellowstone National Park). I was on crutches at the time, and he called me peg leg, which I found hilarious and endearing coming from an affable Englishman like Spence. Here he answers OFM’s questions about family-friendly safaris.
Sitting on yoga mats buffered by a cushion of wood chips covering the barn floor, our group bends and stretches at the calm direction of yoga instructor Anne-Alex Packard. It is a quiet Saturday morning at the Mother Ranch in Longmont, except for a restorative breeze wafting through the open doors and the soothing sound of barn swallows chirping in haste as they swoop overhead through the rafters. Until a playful goat begins tugging urgently on my ponytail. “Hey!
by Kelsey Ivey – In a day’s trip by car from Portland, Oregon, travel along the Historic Columbia River Highway to the deep, magical beauty of this lush region, and the Columbia River Gorge. Whether you have an afternoon, a day, or a week, you can take this journey amid trails once traveled by the early pioneers, see amazing modern engineering feats and spot wildlife in a place that can still be described as wild, all in one place.
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Selecting a term
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